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Jimmy Fallon holds back tears as he pays tribute to late mother

Jimmy Fallon holds back tears as he pays tribute to late mother
From BBC - November 14, 2017

Jimmy Fallon made an emotional tribute to his late mother on Monday night's episode of The Tonight Show.

The comedian cancelled his NBC nightly programme for a week following the death of his mother Gloria Fallon, who passed away with her son by her side.

Fallon described the 68-year-old as "the best audience", adding: "She was the one I was always trying to make laugh."

Fallon then fought back tears as he recounted a story about his mother.

"When we were little, my mum would walk us to the store - me and my sister - and we would hold hands. And she would squeeze my hand three times and say, 'I love you,' and I would squeeze back, 'I love you too.'

"Last week I was in the hospital, at her side, and I grabbed her hand and I squeezed 'I love you,' and I just knew we were in trouble," Fallon said with his voice breaking.

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